Kent Cultural Alliance/Chesapeake Heartland Artist Fellows Exhibit

Exhibit of works by the Kent Cultural Alliance/Chesapeake Heartland Artist Fellows opens Friday, March 18, 2022.

The Kent Cultural Alliance (KCA) is delighted to announce the opening of our latest exhibit, in partnership with the Chesapeake Heartland African American Humanities Project. Five Kent County artists (selected in the summer of 2021 by a committee representing the Board of the KCA and the Leadership Committee for Chesapeake Heartland) have created works of art in their respective media, which further interpret stories or images collected in the Chesapeake Heartland Archive. Telling the stories of the African American experience in Kent County, each artist has created a series of works which further interpret and open to greater understanding, the details of these unique experiences.

The artists are: Bogey, Allen Johnson, Jason Patterson, Mike Pugh, and Gordon Wallace.

The exhibit will open Friday, March 18 with a reception from 5 – 7 p.m. (remarks at 6 p.m. from First Lady Yumi Hogan, and Maryland State Arts Council Director, Steven Skerrit-Davis). There will be an artists’ talk on Saturday, March 19 at 12 noon. The Exhibit, reception and artists’ talk will all take place in the Parish Hall at Emmanuel Church, Chester Parish, located at 101 N. Cross Street in Chestertown.


For more information, please call John Schratwieser, Kent Cultural Alliance, at 410-778-3700 or email

Images of works in progress by Jason Patterson (top left), Mike Pugh (top right) and Allen Johnson (Bottom).